Milano Fashion Week is about to start with all the Spring Summer 2019 womenswear shows and presentations, so why am I showing you the Sex Pistols in London in 1977?
This outrageously cool picture was shot by the British photographer Janette Beckman, who back then worked for two bibles of the UK media The Face and The Melody Maker and who was connected to some of the greatest artists of that time. She toured with The Clash and Boy George, she signed three Police album covers, then she moved to New York and documented the underground and hip-hop music scene.
Some of her most significant pictures are now part of Extraordinary Rebels. A Photographic Exhibition by Janette Beckman, hosted here in Milano by Fiorentini+Baker, an independent accessory brand whose claim: «Make shoes and have fun», is one of my favourites. The exhibit will be open from Sept. 19th to Oct. 9th in Via Pietro Colletta 69, inside And’s Studio showroom and I can’t wait to see it since many of them are my personal music heroes, starting from Paul Weller.
I have another reason to relate this post to Milano Fashion Week. I wish all of us fashion people to share some irony in the endless busy days ahead. Let’s put on our best looks, those making us feel really super. But let’s pull faces too and have a good laugh.
Paul Weller and Pete Townshend, London 1980. The Police, London 1978. Run DMC and posse Hollis Queens, New York 1984. Public Enemy, New York 1987.
Debbie Harry, London 1979. Dee Dee Ramone, 1981.